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    The Big Bounce Back!

    FAILURE: A GREAT--TEACHER? Brothers, it is all right to fail at something. It DOES happen to the best of men. In short: should you fail--you are NOT a failure. You may FEEL like a failure, especially after you have given it your all. In truth, one can give their all for a cause, a...
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    Don't Curse Yourself!

    When some else can say it better...I like to share it! Columnist Don J. Lee sent this one along: Be careful not to stone folk for their selections in a companion; don't curse yourself By Donald Lee I was in an online discussion recently and the topic dealt with Los Angeles Lakers...
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    Brothers can't back down...

    ...on this issue. Read on! MEEKNESS--IS NOT WEAKNESS! Homosexual and Lesbian lobbyists have been quite busy in the brainwashing department for a number of years when it comes to television and movies. Last year, every major television show has at least one writer of that persuasion, and...
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    Hey Rich...A Special Birthday Column For You!

    Hey Rich! Happy Birthday, Oh wise and wonderful Super Moderator! Wanted to send this month's column out to you and the Destee crew, here on the Starship DDP.... ********************************************** AS SIMPLE AS--N. M. D. In light of some of the recent negative items in the news...
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    Young Men--Time To Shape UP!

    TIME TO ANSWER THE QUESTION A few months back, a Central Indiana African American school administrator by the name of Eugene White, held a convocation involving ONLY the young, Black, high school aged males in his school district. As only a brother could do with a group of younger brothers...
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    Some Early Father's Day Praise!

    FATHER’S DAY: 761 This year’s Father’s Day column is early, and has been building up steam for quite a while. Long before many of the ‘slams’ against Black men, from the Hollywood dream machine, the mainstream press, and various and sundry individuals who wouldn’t know a righteous Black man...
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    Black Jokes Humor : How You Can Tell You And Your Computer Are One!

    *If Destee's place takes too long to load, you start talking to the screen! *You snail mail your tithes to church, and ask your pastor to email his weekly sermon to your home account! *You start seeing panhandlers with signs reading: "Will Work For Food...at WWW..." *Your language goes...
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    Where Black Men Stand On Abortion!

    COLUMNIST NOTE: The following column is on a very controversial subject. Keep your smelling salts handy. You can't say that you haven't been warned! THE ASSUMPTION DILEMMA Brothers, we are going to head for the tall grass on a topic that many have ‘blown by’ for the sake of being...
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    Black Relationships : Women To Run From!

    THE BROTHERHOOD WARNING SERVICE! Brothers, you might want to sit down to read this month’s column. Get a cup of your favorite beverage, put out the cat, turn off the tube and put your calls on hold. We’re going to talk about women. Before you think I’ve gone over to the PC side, let...
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    One for the graduates in the house....

    Before getting down to business with this month's column, I'd like to dedicate this one to America's Pastor--the Late Rev. Dr. E. V. Hill of Los Angeles, California who went home to be with the Lord on 2/25/03. He's gonna be missed by a LOT of folk! Mike Ramey. GRADUATION DAY--III In my...
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    How To Survive Unemployment...

    HANDLING LEAN TIMES! Brothers, let’s start off our time together this month with a quick illustration. The leader of a mighty country receives a warning from a man of color with little in the way of reputation. The country is going to have seven years of hilarious prosperity, followed...
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    Protecting The Good Brothers!

    PROTECTING THE GOOD BROTHERS With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, and the June wedding season not that far in the distance, I wanted to do my bit for romance by providing some hope for the single women in the house. Sisters--there are PLENTY of Righteous Black Single Men (RBSMs) in...
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    Black Men : The New Year!

    OPPRESSING OURSELVES? As the cold winds and snows of January continue to swirl about the nation, coupled with the annual MLK and Black History Month looming in the distance, I wanted to put a real question on the table to get us to thinking. Why DO WE oppress one another? Why are...
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    Black Relationships : Marriage--Rising To The Pro Ranks!

    GOING PRO IN AN AMATEUR WORLD Now, you didn’t think that your favorite syndicated columnist would let 2002 end without a little commentary on ‘The Bachelor’ and its rise to power on the TV airwaves. Yes, brothers, this is what we in the journalism game call the ‘year ender’. That last...
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    For The Noncustodial Parents In The House...

    CHILD SUPPORT AND CONSEQUENCES, PART 7 As the holidays start to waft towards those who are non-custodial parents, the annual ‘guilt bags’ start to arrive on the doorstep. Yes, you have done your best to keep up your Child Support payments, regardless of the criticism levied at you by the...
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    Another Front Line Sister Tells It Like It TIS!

    Had to bring this one to the boards in response to a few of the columns I have been blessed to write and post here. Regina Nicholson has a lot to say about how brothers are being treated in the courts on Child Support and Visitation down in Atlanta...
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    Tribute To Widows And Daddys Girls

    TRIBUTE TO WIDOWS AND DADDY’S GIRLS Among the loyal readership of this column are a band of unsung heroines. The first group are known simply as ‘Daddy’s Girls’. These are women who are ‘all grown up and have their heads on straight’ as we used to say back in the day...
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    Black Relationships : To The Sisters--Are YOU Ready for Mr. Right?

    Hey loyal web warriors...Diane Sears comes back to you with the second part of her column on Mr. Right/Mr. Good Man. Her column has a new title... MOVING FORWARD WITH DIANE SEARS GETTING READY FOR MR. RIGHT/MR. GOOD MAN By Diane Sears I think you should know that I did not come...
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    Black Relationships : To The Sisters--When Mr. Right Comes Along...

    Now, it's one thing if a man adresses relationship issues to the brotherhood. And, I do know that there are women who read my columns on a regular basis to pass them on to their 'sistahfriends' to see what 'that crazy man' is saying now. This time around, a fellow writer by the name of Diane...
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    Black Jokes Humor : The Last Bachelor...

    Farmer Jones, the richest man in the county, finally found the woman of his dreams. The two corted, and got married. On the way home from the church to their 'Honeymoon Home', Farmer Jones eased the carriage along. It was pulled by an old mule he regarded as surefooted. Well, the mule...
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